BIOL 300 International Natural Resource Issues

This course is an international natural resource and environmental issues course. Students in this course will be investigating historic and current natural resource issues within the Caribbean region and across the globe. Students will explore the philosophical, ecological, cultural, recreational, educational, and economic values that affect human perceptions of these complex issues through a series of required readings, in-class discussions, and guest and student presentations. Guest speakers will be invited to share their views on particular natural resource issues and to answer questions on these issues from students. Students will also be exposed to the Caribbean as well as international environmental legislation, policy, and law. The course will emphasize hands-on classroom and field activities.